Re-inventing Teaching in a Post-Pandemic World

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The workshop focuses on the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on teaching and learning, and discusses methods and strategies of coping with the changed scenario that educators will be facing in the coming months.


Smt. Devika Nadig & Shri. Vijay Gupta, Directors, Shikshangan Education Initiatives


Vishaka Venkat & Neethu S Kumar, Assistant Professors, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth

Devika Nadig holds a Master’s in English Literature and a B.Ed from Mumbai University. She has taught in ICSE schools, and was a School Principal for more than a decade in Pune, before becoming a teacher educator. She is the Co-Founder of Shikshangan Education Initiatives, an organisation that works on the professional development of school leaders, teachers, and young adults; development of teaching-learning material; and assessment of schools and plans for improvement.
Vijay Gupta did his engineering from  IIT Kanpur, and followed it up with an MBA from IIM Bangalore. He worked for many years with Wipro in Bangalore, before joining the education initiatives of the Azim Premji Foundation. He, too, is the Co-Founder of Shikshangan Education Initiatives.

Neethu S Kumar holds an M.Phil. in English Language Education, and an M.A in English (Teaching of English as a Second Language) from the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. Her primary interest lies in the field of English Language Teaching, specifically in Materials Development. In addition to teaching English to learners of diverse age groups, she has donned the roles of a Teacher Trainer, Materials Designer (language coursebooks and language lab), and Language Assessment Developer. She has also conducted professional development workshops for school teachers and trained them on pedagogy and planning.

Vishaka Venkat has done her post-graduation in English Language and Literature, and is also a UGC qualified JRF holder. Her research interests include Indian Aesthetics, political cartoons and humour. Her publications mainly focus on conceptual metaphors on political iconography, theorising the effect of political cartoons, current trends, and the influence of Magna Culture. An ardent Veena player, she is also a trained Carnatic music vocalist and has performed in various Sampradaya Bhajans.

When: 27th to 31st May 2020

Time: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Via Zoom app


  • 27th May: A Strategy for Managing Stress with Devika Nadig & Sri Vijay GuptaThe session on ‘A Strategy for Managing Stress’, will elaborate on six strategies for managing stress, which help us deal with situations when abilities do not match what is expected of us.
  • 28th May: A Strategy for Motivating Students for Learning with Devika Nadig & Sri Vijay GuptaThe session will point out factors that motivate students and suggest ways to incorporate elements in your teaching-plan with a promise of engaging every student in learning.
  • 29th May: A Strategy for Developing Habits of the Mind with Devika Nadig & Sri Vijay GuptaThe session on ‘A Strategy for Developing Habits of the Mind’ will deal with 14 windows of intellectual behaviours, and suggest ways in which these can become a natural habit of the mind, leading towards character development.

  • 30th May:
    Planning Lessons for Virtual Classrooms with Vishaka Venkat
    This session will look at planning for innovative and interactive online lessons. Teachers will be introduced to digital tools to implement the various stages of their usual lessons in virtual classrooms. The session will also touch upon strategies to ensure that the classes remain learner-centred and suggest ways to solve the major obstacles.

  • 31st May:
    Assessing Learners Online with Neethu S. Kumar
    This session will give an overview of a few digital tools and strategies for formative and summative assessment in the virtual mode. It will help teachers, not only in successfully delivering their usual assessments online but also in using technology to cater to the different learner styles and needs. The session will also discuss the challenges faced with assessing virtually and possible solutions for the same.

Click to Register:

Once you register, you can attend all daily live sessions for free. However, if you would like a certificate for the webinar, you will have to choose the Certificate option (requires payment of Rs.500/-) during registration. This will also give you access to recordings of each session. You must attend all sessions and complete assignments (if any) in order to be eligible for the certificate.

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FAQ for Registered Participants

Reading material for Session 3

Session 3 – Habit – Thinking Independently

Session 3 – Habit – Managing Impulsivity

Session 4 – Links to Tools

Q&A for Day 1

Q&A for Day 2

Q&A for Day 3

Q&A for Day 4

Q&A for Day 5

Click here to read the session-wise reports.

Survey on Post-COVID-19 Teaching